Stories by Paul Krill

Open source object-relational projects brew in Eclipse

A tale of dueling open source projects for object-relational mapping may be brewing within Eclipse, with similar proposals floated by Versant and Oracle.

Red Hat exec criticizes software patents, Microsoft

A Red Hat executive speaking at the MySQL Users Conference 2005 event in Santa Clara, California, on Tuesday heaped scorn on the issuance of software patents, saying they stifle innovation.

Microsoft ships second Visual Studio 2005 beta

Microsoft on Monday is releasing the second beta version of its upcoming Visual Studio 2005 as well as the April Community Technology Preview for the SQL Server 2005 database.

Oracle promotes Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 within Eclipse

Oracle on Wednesday said it is spearheading a project within the Eclipse open source community to boost the EJB (Enterprise JavaBeans) 3.0 specification.

Macromedia touts video for the Web

Macromedia's technology agenda is focused on boosting Web-based video experiences, according to company officials at the Flashforward2005 conference.

Microsoft exec broaches open source paradigm

Like a Roman Catholic speaking to an audience of Protestant evangelicals, a Microsoft representative at the Open Source Business Conference Wednesday focused on similarities between traditional commercial projects and open source ventures, rather than cite sharp differences.

Linux forking is not likely, kernel maintainer says

Linux devotees need not worry about the Linux kernel ever forking into multiple, incompatible derivatives, Andrew Morton, lead maintainer of the 2.6 version of the kernel, said at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday.

JBoss expanding indemnifications against IP claims

JBoss on Tuesday is strengthening indemnification against intellectual property-related claims, seeking to mimic what customers have expected from rival commercial software vendors.

IBM sets out SOA services

IBM Global Services on Tuesday is unveiling services for the planning, design, implementation, and management of SOAs (service-oriented architectures).

Sun's Schwartz cites open source Solaris intentions

In offering an open source version of the Solaris operating system, Sun Microsystems' main intent was to expand the open source community rather than to grab business from the rival Linux OS, Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz said at a conference on Tuesday.

Microsoft bridging relational, object, XML data models

Microsoft Research has had 7,000 downloads of its Comega programming technology, which is intended to bridge the gap between relational, object, and XML data models.

Sun, Microsoft seek to calm app dev storm

In separate efforts, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft are taking steps to try to satisfy developers irked with the vendors' recent policy decisions pertaining to application development.

Sun project seeks to solve Java issues

Sun Microsystems Laboratories (Sun Labs) is working on a research effort to address issues with the memory footprint, startup and execution times when running multiple Java applications concurrently.

Sun, Microsoft look to appease developers

Sun Microsystems and Microsoft are making moves to placate developers currently dissatisfied with the companies' stances on specific development issues.

Sun tweaks Java licensing but does not go open source

Sun Microsystems on Wednesday tweaked its Java licensing, emphasizing that the company wants to make Java as open source as possible while maintaining platform compatibility.

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